Ramadan Expected To Start July 9

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Ramadan Expected To Start July 9
JUN 9, 2013

Ramadan, the month when Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise until sunset, is expected to start on July 9, a leading astronomer in Kuwait said.

“Based on the calculations, the crescent marking the start of the month will be visible on Monday, making Tuesday the first day of the holy month,” Adel Al Saadoon said.

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar and the Muslim community has often been engaged in heated debates over the best way to determine its beginning and end.Under the traditional approach, people look to the sky and seek to sight the slight crescent (hilal) that marks the beginning or the end of the month.

If the hilal is sighted, the next day is declared the first day of Ramadan — the start of the fast — or the first day of Eid — the end of the fast.However, questions raised over the merit of the traditional approach included whether the start or end of the month should be declared if the hilal is sighted in only one part of the country.

The modern approach calls for the adoption of the astronomical calculation approach, even though followers of the traditional method have fiercely resisted it.The divisions have often resulted in marking the beginning or end of Ramadan on two, and at times, three different days across the Islamic countries.

The month during which adult and physically able Muslim men and women do not eat, drink, smoke, chew gum or engage in sexual activities from sunrise until sunset is used to boost spiritual commitment and charitable engagements.Gulf countries tend to invite religious scholars from other Arab countries to give lectures related to Islam’s teachings and values or to lead prayers in some mosques during Ramadan.

This year, Kuwait said that it had set up a committee to choose the foreign religious scholars who will be allowed to address the people.The decision is attributed to a determination to avoid controversies resulting from the increasingly politicised religious speeches as a direct consequence of the growth of sectarianism in the region.

Kuwait said that it would only allow scholars who had not caused any controversy or issues within Kuwaiti society into the country. [GN]

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Prostitutes Strip Jehovah’s Witnesses & Burn Copies Of Awake In Delta State Posted by Odedina Taofeek

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In a reminiscent event, harlots operating at a popular Ezenei-Cable point in Asaba Delta State have humiliated four gospel Jehovah Witness preachers during their routine activity leaving two of them stripped Unclad while their bags containing Awake and watchtowers were allegedly set ablaze.

It would be recalled that few years ago some “Christian convertors” from a popular Pentecostal church after they were allegedly hoodwinked into love making with the harlots, had their Bibles set ablaze upon their refusal to pay for their love making.

Eyewitness told LEADERSHIP FRIDAY that the incident occurred last Tuesday towards nightfall when the preachers upon courage “Approached” residents of the brothel to be part of their gospel teachings (Word of
God).

As it were, the tradition of Jehovah Witness widely known for strict compliance against “things of the world” especially as they carry out their preaching of house to house in group of male and female.

But as unsuspecting regular visitors/preachers to various places, sources said they moved into the brothel was greeted in happiness by some of the sex workers who immediately assembled themselves to hear the word of God.

While the preaching lasted, our informed sources said many of the sex workers were seen like passersby clad in skimpy dresses that merely cover their Unclothedness leaving their colleagues who had assembled to hear the word of God with serious gossip.

But this fateful day it was not to be for the Jehovah preachers who had gone to the brothel without the female among them and in their usual way introduced the topic in one of the “Awake” and while the biblical discourse lasted, the preachers were said to have been greeted in rude shock when one of the sex workers identified as Chinasa raced out of her room in what could be best described as “Hot Pant” that merely covers her Unclothedness and with big bottle of stout and cigarette to drag one of them for sex.

In what looks like a child’s play, the preacher LEADERSHIP FRIDAY reliably gathered, resisted the attempt on him but the hooker’s method gained prominence and was dragged into the room.

LEADERSHIP FRIDAY checks revealed that the sex workers modus operandi is to woo unsuspecting men into Being Intimate with them via their skimpy dresses; a situation they also display their pubic hair.

Expectedly the preacher and the harlot were said to have been engaged in serious battle right inside the room when his colleagues made attempt to rescue him but the situation became conflagrated as the harlots were allegedly said to have teamed up and seized their bags containing “Watchtower and Awake”.

They were said to have descended on them in severe beating including calling them names and allegations that they made love to them and did not pay.

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